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Confederates & Federals at War - ROGERS HCB

Confederates & Federals at War

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Published: 1st March 2000
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Colonel Rogers' study of the equipment, organization and method of fighting of the Civil War armies has been unavailable for some years. Colonel Rogers not only drew upon his experience as a decorated British Army officer to take a fresh look at the structure of the Northern and Southern armies and select representative actions, but he made often surprising use of eyewitness accounts by European observers of Civil War organization, unit capabilities and actions. Rogers examines in detail each branch of the armies, not only infantry, cavalry and artillery, but engineers, signals, railways, supply, medical, staff, and naval support. Emphasis is placed on the state of these units at the outbreak of war and how this influenced their later operations. Chancellorsville is selected as the major example of the units in action, but novel use is made of other engagements, some of them neglected in recent years. American writers have somewhat downplayed the large number of European military professionals who traveled with or observed the Civil War armies, but Rogers makes good use of the descriptions left by Garnet Wolseley, Arthur Fremantle, the Comte de Paris, the Duc de Chartres, and war artist Frank Vizetelly in what is still a fresh and perceptive analysis.

ISBN: 9781580970310
ISBN-10: 1580970311
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.0  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition